12 benefits of aloe vera on chickens

Benefits of aloe vera to chickens

Over the years researchers’ attention has been drawn to natural resources like medicinal herbs, that has now become the new additives to both animal and poultry feeds.

These natural substances are important to poultry keepers due to their presence of antioxidant, antifungal, antimicrobial, and anticoccidial properties which are so beneficial to chicken health and productivity.

There are a variety of different kinds of medicinal plants which can be used as feed additives, disease prevention, and treatment for chickens.

Commonly used natural medicines for chickens

Below are the most commonly used medicinal herbs that have exhibited positive results to poultry health as well as production:

Aloe vera
Fenugreek
Ashwagandha
Moringa oleifera
Cinnamon
Tulsi
Garlic
Pepper

Natural herbs preparation helps in digestion and also being a product of nature, they are safe, cost-effective, and environmental friendly with no side effects whether used in small or large quantities.

Therefore their inclusion in the Chickens’ diet is essential as they are fundamental in excellent feed conversion, enhancing good performance, maintenance of good health and also alleviating stress caused by adverse environmental conditions.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is well known as the perfect natural medicinal herb. It has been used in most cases for therapeutic purposes. Research has shown aloe vera gel comprises of combinations like antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing properties.

Aloe vera not only helps in quick healing, but it is also a proven growth enhancer for chickens.

Aloe Vera comprises over 75 nutrients and minerals which are important to poultry birds.

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Benefits of aloe vera to chickens

This is an important plant that any poultry farmer must have in the garden since it has numerous usefulness in the birds health as well as productivity.

Protects and maintains good intestinal health that sometimes can be attacked by both fowl pox, fowl typhoid, and other infectious diseases.

When routinely used it is effectively useful in boosting birds immunity against deadly diseases like Gumboro.

When aloe leaves are crushed they produce a green-yellow juice that is responsible in prevention of coccidiosis in poultry.

The juice also relieves and treats sores caused by fowl pox disease when applied carefully on the affected parts.

When applied in the eyes (discharge) affected by infectious coryza, aloe vera treat and cures the problem in a matter of days.

It contains antibacterial properties which helps in the growth inhibition of disease-causing bacterias.

Aloe can also help in faster growth rate in broiler chickens due to its presence of growth enhancers and minerals.

It’s essential in feed conversion thereby improving birds performance.

Increases egg production among the laying hens

Treats and cures swollen legs that sometimes is caused by bumblefoot infections.

Aloe Vera also helps in alleviating stress from birds which is caused by adverse weather conditions.

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